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Old 23rd April 2014, 21:44
Tom Semenza Tom Semenza is offline
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Loss of F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF

According to 2nd TAF (Shores & Thomas) and Fighter Command Losses, Vol. 3 (Franks), F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF of 132 Sqn. was killed in the crash of Spitfire IX NH575 (FF-F) on 20 August 1944. However I cannot find an entry for him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Does anyone know why this is the case? Also can anyone supply me this officer's given names, service number, date and place of birth, etc.?

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Old 24th April 2014, 04:42
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Re: Loss of F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF

Hi
some info here on a WA Doyle
http://aircrewremembered.com/Paradie...eArchiveD.html
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Old 24th April 2014, 05:07
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Re: Loss of F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF

Hello,

It would appear that both 2TAF and FCL3 are incorrect in recording Doyle as a fatality.

J/22160 F/O William A. DOYLE RCAF. Died 14 March, 2010, aged 90.
Legion Branch,: West Point Grey Branch, Vancouver, Canada.

Legion Magazine Sept/Oct, 2010.

http://legionmagazine.com/en/last-po...ntry&id=296719

There was also a W. Doyle who was a Guinea Pig, but l have no further details on that. l can't access my copy of 'The Reconstruction of Warriors' at the moment. Could someone take a look and see if Doyle rates a mention?

One, E A Doyle, was also a 'Guinea Pig'.

The reason l mention this, is that Spitfire IX NH575 is recorded as bursting into flames on crash-landing, and there is remote chance that Doyle suffered burns. l won't speculate further than that!

Col.

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Old 25th April 2014, 02:15
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Re: Loss of F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF

Thank you, Col. The reports of his passing were certainly premature! Presumably he was injured in the crash. It would be an interesting story.

Jerry, many thanks for that link. I was not aware of the existance of this listing and it will be very useful to me. I could only wish that full names were given instead of just initials.

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Old 30th November 2016, 10:33
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Re: Loss of F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF

Definitely Guinea Pig Club member

http://www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.u...william-doyle/

Heads up to "Mojmir" on RAFCommands for confirming
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Old 1st December 2016, 17:36
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Re: Loss of F/O W. A. Doyle, RCAF

Paul, thanks for that very interesting link.

Tom
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